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election campaigning on friday the upper house has agreed to revise the public offices election law. people in the country will get their first taste of online campaigning, starting with this summer's upper house race. nhk world has the details. >> reporter: the bill was passed unanimously by the upper house. from now on, political parties, candidates and voters will be allowed to enlist public support on websites and social networking services. japanese law has long limited the number of paper documents that can be distributed during official campaigns. the rule was meant to keep candidates with a financial edge from getting an unfair advantage. but the law, enacted in 1950, did not envision the internet. documents and images in cyber space have been regulated in the same way. japan has lagged behind other countries such as the united states, britain and germany, where there are few restrictions on internet election campaigning. >> translator: communication tools are completely different from the old days. it's good to update the law. >> translator: i'm all for the revision. i'm busy with
office's election law. people in the country will get their first taste of online campaigning starting with this summer's upper house race. >> reporter: the bill was passed unanimously by the upper house. from now on, political parties, candidates, and voters will be allowed to enlist public support on websites and social networking services. japanese law has long limited the number of paper documents that can be distributed during official election campaigns. the rule was meant to keep candidates with a financial edge from getting an unfair advantage. but the law enacted in 1950 did not envision the internet. so documents and images in cyberspace have been regulated in the same way. japan has lagged behind other countries such as the united states, britain and germany where there are few restrictions on internet election campaigning. >> translator: communication tools are completely different from the old days. it's good to update the law. >> translator: i'm all for the revision. i'm busy with my job in child care and it's been hard to obtain certain information. >> reporter: the deba
>> is this evident? >>> well more than the evidence is law enforcement and others have said at the federal state and local level and indeed from the region, we have an unprecedented level of law enforcement support and they are working very well. >> what is the process so far that helps you understand maybe for the materials and the level of complementty of the device -- complexity and the origin of the devise? >> i think i know what you are getting at. i can't comment on that aspect of that. what is important to say, what i would like to on behalf of the boston j.t. tf today, they say there is no known threat where we are conducting investigative activity and i want to put that out to the citizens and the city of boston and the commonwealth of massachusetts. >> do you know anything about the nature of device -- [inaudible] >> i am not going to be able to comment on the nature of the device right now. >> are they in custody right now? >> i'm not going to say who or who might not be in custody right now. >> is there one person from ocean avenue that are -- and [inaudible]. >>
will be placed on the record for those who stood up for sensible gun safety laws in america. i think jo put it well. the parents who have come here and the family members -- i think joe put it well. the parent to have come here in the family members, we need to find a political courage with the disappointment in this vote today. this is not the end. there is more that we can do and will do. reaching out to convince members who voted the other way today and perhaps in the next election to challenge them. bring the issue forward to the american people. this is worth the fight. we have got to stand up to bring sensible gun safety to america. god forbid what tomorrow's victims will be, but we know they will be there. we have to do everything we can to spare another family from this agree. thank you. let me salute all of my andeagues, particularly joe the families who have lit a candle. that is a hard, hard thing to do when you go through what they went through. you do not want to get out of bed, let alone come here and argue truth to power, which you have done. it will not be forgotten. it will
to remain vigilant and report anything to law- enforcement agencies. >> a 12 year-old bay area boy named karen hern was heard in the boston marathon blast. there are pictures of the boy posted by his mother katherine hern . the boy's father, alan hrn is the varsity football coach of ashambra high school in martinez and was in boston with his family. the boy's mother ran in the race. the family from martinez was close to the explosion and coach hern son was hit by some shrapnel. the principal released a statement in part it says " the family is safe, and we will return to martinez as soon as possible. please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. >> and stay with kron 4 as we continue to bring you the latest information on the boston marathon attack. we will provide updates all morning here on the kron 4 morning news as well as our 24/7 channel comcast 193. you can also find latest aggression on our web site. kron4.com. as well as our face book and twitter feeds. >> here is erica with a look at our bay area weather. >> you will notice temperatures and little co
, this is video taken over the area this morning and it shows law enforcement agents searching an apartment house near the waterfront in that city. you can see they are searching a duffel bag from that house and that search was prompted from a traffic stop when police pulled over somebody they described as auspicious driver. officers are trying to pull over suspicious people at the boston marathon. and that's video from the finish line as the twin bombs exploded yesterday afternoon. the blast went off in the middle of a huge crowd of spectators. three people are dead, at least 140 injured and one of those killed was an eight-year-old boy and still more than a dozen are listed in critical condition in boston hospital and their injuries are severed limbs and broken bones and broken eardrums. they are not speculating yet on a possible motive. >> this will be a combined federal state and local effort and it will be an on going investigation and it is a potential terrorist investigation. >> they were crude devices likely left along the marathon route. >> they are now pouring over video and they are se
found two unexploded bombs. this morning a senior law enforcement official says there were no unexploded devices, just the two that went off. several officials say the bombs that went off included shrapnels to multiply the injuries, bebes and ball bearings. investigators are investigating video to see if they can see individuals placing the packages. there is a video from the back carrying two backpacks but it's too soon to know whether that had anything to do with the attack. authorities say there is no suspect in custody but they did talk last night to a 20-year-old saudi man here on a currently active student visa. he had burns and questioned for hours and it's his home that was searched in the boston suburb of revere. they carried away some materials for examination but one official said it's too certain to know one or the other about him, that he might have been an innocent bystander. >> let's get to michael lighter, nbc news terrorism expert. good morning to you. the key question everyone is waking up with is what is your gut? does this bear the hallmarks of some domestic terrorism
the nation's immigration laws gathered at capitol hill yesterday to put pressure on lawmakers. >> make sure that they hear from you. that they know without a doubt in their mind that keeping their jobs depends on them supporting comprehensive immigration reform. >> what we're seeing right now is an incredible amount of support, both from the left and from the right. >> the new proposal also puts millions of illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship. but only if they arrived in the u.s. before the end of 2011. those who have been charged with crimes, would not be eligible. >>> president obama will host south korea's newly elected first female president at the white house next month. they will observe the 60th anniversary of the alliance between the u.s. and south korea. also high on their agenda, efforts to counter the nuclear threat posed by north korea. >>> in venezuela, demand for a recount in the presidential election. ballots were ignored leading to an anti-government protest. the election results were certified. the winner by a razor thin margin less than one percentage point hand-pi
of border enforcement as part of its broader anti-crime law enforcement. those efforts were part of that democratic thinking and action at the time. they took up the issue of border enforcement in a role that has become a tint to it -- a continuous stream since research. intoudgets that went building the border and building the southwest border capability started in 1994. those budgets, i think when you look back at the record, the official start. taking border enforcement seriously. and putting a border effort into place that has become, since, a bipartisan support it issue. the question of putting them into the border has been a continuous stream since 1994. requests and appropriations, when republicans and democrats led the white house and both republicans and democrats led either in the senate or house overall. this is an unbroken chain and continues to go. we see it in day to day. we will see when a bill is announced tomorrow or whenever, having continuing emphasis on border security and on spending on border security. with the initial budget, we worked on the border in ways
experts the authority still need the public's help. it is incumbent upon all of los private residence, law- enforcement fire service etc. to be vigilant and be aware and communicate with one another. >> it has been said many times but it certainly bears repeating. security experts urging people to be aware of your surroundings. especially in these areas the not heavily trafficked. you have to keep your eyes and ears open. people with their smart phones walking around in not being aware of what is happening around them. authorities asking people to be alert and be aware of your surroundings. that is the absolute best thing we can do to prevent a tragedy. >> bombings in boston will not stop the chicago marathon from taking place. >> and was unexpected and unprecedented. >> within the span of about 15 seconds to explosions changed the world of marathon running forever. >> we were not sure what happened. we just knew that there was an explosion near the finish line. took part in the boston marathon. >> she finessed about an hour before the explosion. the act of terror was truly terrifying. all
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